Ten’s Masterchef most-watched non-news program, but Nine wins the night

Ten’s Masterchef was more popular than Seven and Nine’s live sport offerings on Thursday night, but Nine still managed the highest average audience share, according to OzTam’s overnight preliminary metro ratings.

The show, which pulled 834,000 metro viewers, was the most-watched non-news program of the night and was the top show across the key advertising demographics (16-39, 18-49 and 25-54).

Masterchef’s Masterclass had a metro audience of 562,000.

Nationally, Masterchef had 1.148m viewers while its Masterclass had 752,000.

However, Nine took the Thursday night win, with 18% audience share, just ahead of Seven’s 17.8%.

Ten managed a share of 16.3%. ABC and SBS’ shares were 10.2% and 3.9% respectively.

Seven’s AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs had 464,000 metro viewers, with 36,000 viewers in Sydney and 261,000 in Melbourne.

The match aired on Seven’s main station in Melbourne and Adelaide, and 7mate in other markets.

On Seven in Sydney, Home and and Away collected 453,000 metro viewers.

Nationally, its audiences climbed to 763,000.

Nine’s live NRL had a metro audience of 372,000 across Sydney and Brisbane.

Seven had the most-watched show of the night with its news offering, capturing 1.042m metro viewers, ahead of Nine’s 1.031m.

At 6:30pm, Seven News/ Today Tonight had a metro audience of 881,000, losing to Nine’s 1.1014m metro viewers.


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